Godley & Creme: “Cry (remix version)” (1985)

The remixed version of “Cry” became their biggest US hit, and a clever video featuring one of the first examples of “morphing” faces no doubt helped the succinct, catchy song make commercial inroads. The flip side, “Love Bombs,” is an excessive percussive excursion that will be familiar to anyone who’s heard Andy Partridge’s dub experiments (and lived to tell the tale). As to the different versions below, let me clarify: the “single remix version” (3:55) and “album remix version” (6:30) both appear on the G&C album, The History Mix Volume 1. The latter is thus often referred to as the “extended version,” but it’s simply the longer of the two “album” versions. The “12 remix version” is the real extended version (or what we’d typically call the “extended” version in these parts), clocking in at 7:25 and available only on the 12-inch singles. Zadelp?

Original 7-inch single version
A1. Cry (single remix version) (Kevin Godley/Lol Creme) (3:55)
B1. Love Bombs (Kevin Godley/Lol Creme) (3:54)

UK 7-inch promotional single version
A1. Cry (single remix version) (3:55)
B1. Cry (album remix version) (6:30)

UK 12-inch single version
A1. Cry (album remix version)
B1. Love Bombs

US 12-inch single version
1. Cry (extended 12” remix version)
2. Cry (single remix version)
3. Cry (album remix version)

Canadian 12-inch single version
1. Cry (remixed 12-inch club version)
2. Cry (extended version)
3. Love Bombs

German 12-inch single version
A1. Cry (extended version) (6:30)
B1. Love Bombs (4:52)

The Players
Remixed by Nigel Gray.

The Plastic
Released on 7-inch, 7-inch picture disc and 12-inch single in March 1985 in the UK (Polydor, POSP/POSPP/POSPX 732), in July 1985 in the US (Polydor, 881 786-7/1) and in 1985 in Canada (Polydor, POLS/POLSXC 107) and Germany (Polydor, 881 786-1-Y) with picture sleeve; reached #19 on the UK charts and #16 on the US charts (charted on July 20, 1985 for 17 weeks). Also released as promotional 7-inch single in 1985 in the UK (Polydor, PODJ 732).

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